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Twenty Five of Our All-Time Favorite Books | WIRED
Neil Gaiman - Sandman
Tim Leong - Super Graphic
Neal Stephenson - Crytponomicon, Snow Crash
Ada Palmer - Too Like the Lightning
Kai Ashante Wilson - Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
Po Bronson - The Nudist on the Late Shift
Emily Chang - Brotopia
Susan Cain - Quiet
Antonio Garcia Martinez - Chaos Monkeys
Jeff Howe and Joi Ito - Whiplash
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee - The Second Machine Age
Jeff Van Der Meer - Borne
Matt Simon - The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar
Mary H.K. Choi - Emergency Contact
Nicholas Carr - Utopia Is Creepy
Virginia Heffernan - In Magic and Loss
Jaron Lanier — Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Ellen Ullman - Close to the Machine, Life in Code
William Gibson - Neuromancer
Cathy O’Neil - Weapons of Math Destruction
N.K. Jemison - Broken Earth Trilogy
Mary Roach - Packing for Mars
James S. A. Corey - Expanse
books  wired  recommendation  lists  scifi  business  sanfransisco  technology 
16 hours ago by liberatr
You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You | WIRED
“‘You wouldn’t sit at the dinner table waiting to get hungry, so why lay in bed waiting to get tired,’ he told a TED attendee who’d asked for advice. Meditate to calm your nervous system and your mind.”
wired  sleep  2019 
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Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation | WIRED
“After five years as a high performer in YouTube Marketing (and almost twelve at Google), two months after the Walkout, I was told that I would be demoted, that I’d lose half my reports, and that a project that was approved was no longer on the table. I escalated to HR and to my VP, which made things significantly worse. My manager started ignoring me, my work was given to other people, and I was told to go on medical leave, even though I’m not sick. Only after I hired a lawyer and had her contact Google did management conduct an investigation and walked back my demotion, at least on paper. While my work has been restored, the environment remains hostile and I consider quitting nearly every day.

“Our stories aren’t the only ones. Google has a culture of retaliation, which too often works to silence women, people of color, and gender minorities. Retaliation isn’t always obvious. It’s often confusing and drawn out, consisting of icy conversations, gaslighting, project cancellations, transition rejections, or demotions. Behavior that tells someone the problem isn’t that they stood up to the company, it’s that they’re not good enough and don’t belong.

“During the Walkout, we collected 350 stories. Reading them, a sad pattern emerges: people who stand up and report discrimination, abuse, and unethical conduct are punished, sidelined, and pushed out. Perpetrators often go unimpeded, or are even rewarded (Andy, Amit, ‘I reported, he got promoted’).”
wired  2019  google  unions  retaliation 
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When Workers Control the Code | WIRED
“In practice, that means more money goes to the people who actually put in the elbow grease. When customers use Up & Go to hire a house cleaner, only 5 percent goes to the app (3 percent for transaction costs and a wee 2 percent for business costs like running Up & Go’s servers and development). There’s no venture capitalist demanding hockey-stick growth or profits. ‘Investors are nowhere at the table,’ says Danny Spitzberg, who worked for a year and a half at CoLab, a digital agency, on Up & Go. The house cleaners make an average $22.25 per hour, about $5 more than the area average.”


“Could we see more of these worker-run efforts? Indeed. Stocksy is a high-quality stock photography cooperative run by its members, offering such high pay to photographers that ‘‘pinch me’ is the thing that comes to mind,’ laughs Suzanne Clements, a Florida member.”
cleaners  apps  software  home  wired  2019 
yesterday by handcoding
15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook | WIRED
Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here's how that turned out.
4 days ago by thx1138
Offshore Wind Farms Are Spinning Up in the US—At Last | WIRED
ON JUNE 1, the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts will shut down, a victim of rising costs and a technology that is struggling to remain economically viable in the United States. But the electricity generated by the aging nuclear station soon will be replaced by another carbon-free source: a fleet of 84 offshore wind turbines rising nearly 650 feet above the ocean's surface.
wired  offshorewind  fuelsecurity 
5 days ago by eversourcenh
The Security Risks of Login With Facebook | WIRED
New research from Princeton University exposes vulnerabilities in the social network's universal login API.
7 days ago by thx1138
15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook | WIRED
Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here's how that turned out.
wired  facebook 
7 days ago by lendamico
Best iPads (2019): Which New iPad Should You Actually Buy? | WIRED
Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we're here to help with our complete guide to Apple's new and old models.
wired  ipad 
8 days ago by thx1138
Welcome to the Wikipedia for Terms of Service Agreements | WIRED
Terms of Service; Didn't Read summarizes the terms you've blindly agreed to, and offers discussion around what they mean.
13 days ago by thx1138

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